And then we bone it out and snack on it for days.
I make gravy from the drippings....
So one night we have turkey and gravy and rice. (Not carb friendly! But sooo good!)
One night cold turkey sandwiches.
I freeze cranberry orange relish every fall when cranberries are on sale, and whenever we do a turkey, I take a quart bag of cran/orange relish out of the freezer and thaw it.
So cold and fresh and delicious with turkey or cottage cheese!
We do a big salad with the turkey, and then eat on that for a couple of days, too.
I did cold potato salad for Dave, but he's the only one who eats it.... And he loves it!
1 cup mayonaisse
2 Tablespoons vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Mix well and pour over veggies in salad and toss lightly!
I bought corn and forgot to cook it.
Summer is tricky because none of us have time to do a lot of cooking, but we all love to eat! (Me especially) so trying to figure out what works for several days is always a trick.
Red sauce and meatballs: RECIPE HERE
Pasta salad with meat: RECIPE HERE
The grill is on constant alert. (Do you clean your grill??? Does it scare you to know that I don't? This is a topic of discussion for another day!)
Mostly the busy-ness is small children, writing books, planting veggies, yard work, fixing things that took a winter beating, and just gazing up at the S-U-N.
Around here, Mr. Sun is greatly appreciated!
Remember me killing the English Ivy and Poison Ivy all last year??? Repeatedly applying noxious poisons to get rid of my nemesis.... and then Dave tilled and tilled and tilled....
And we uncovered my waterfall!!!
This is from the bottom, looking up..... It's so much prettier now, and I've re-lined everything and layered rocks and planted and mulched and watered.... and it's beginning to look so sweet!
And then this is the pond Seth and I dug 15 years ago... at the base of the waterfall.... One side is planted and the other side is DIRT... But give me a few weeks of garden therapy and we'll be all set!
I'm creating a little walkway at the upper pond.... (There are three little ponds, one medium messy pond, one swamp, and one big pond buried in grass and trees way out back.
This pond attracts tree frogs and grass frogs and toads....
And this is keeping us busy! About 8 acres are planted (small by big farm standards, I know!) and there are two more acres for them to plant. Top pic is baby cauliflower plants... There are 510 of them.
And these are pie pumpkins, one of our big sellers. There are a few thousand planted, I think.... A lot of these.
Seth is coaxing them along up here at the house so they're strong when we put them in. Notice that we use sleds for plants in the summer (Seth's idea!) and as, well... sleds in the winter!
It's fun and nothing is ever what you'd consider "done".
But that's okay, it's like a round-robin of life.
And with July on the horizon....
Oh my stars, Summer is here!!!!
And check out this book to release in less than 3 weeks!!!!
I love it to pieces.... and I hope you do, too!
Right now I'm juggling a 9 month old baby with a death wish and her 3 big brothers... and all are alive.
Until next week my friends!
Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of writing sweet stories folks love and getting paid to do it.
There are more cornfields and cows than people!
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